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White House fence jumper who roamed grounds for more than 16 minutes pleads guilty
March 10 incursion by Jonathan Tran of California led to new public access restrictions.

Murder indictments filed in killings of Maryland teens on eve of graduation
Three suspects are charged in June double-homicide in Montgomery County

D.C. schools chancellor bans preferential enrollment for public officials’ children
The policy comes after a scandal over special treatment for senior public servants.

Federal officials close civil rights complaint about Baltimore light-rail project
Residents, civil rights groups said canceling the Red Line illegally hurt African Americans.

DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under Obama-era sexual assault policy
Commenting after what she called “emotionally draining” meetings with people on both sides of the issue, DeVos did not say whether she plans to continue the protections.

Activists are trying to open a D.C. bookstore in honor of a slain journalist
It would be the first bookstore in Washington east of the Anacostia River.

Entrepreneurs present their plans and goals to end global poverty
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:00:11 -0400

Trading company CEO Emily Stone notes that the U.S. consumes about 3 billion pounds of chocolate per year, but she striving for consumers to think twice before buying a cheap chocolate bar.

"When we pay less than $2 for a chocolate bar, we are paying for the systemic poverty of ...

Mothers, children rally on Capitol Hill for cleaner air
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:59:13 -0400

Hundreds of mothers and their children converged Thursday morning on Capitol Hill for a "play-in" rally to urge Congress to take action on climate change.

The "Moms Clean Air Force" and their kids transformed the grounds of Upper Senate Park near the U.S. Capitol into a playground of about 600 ...

Metro’s first fiscal year meeting focus on increasing revenue
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:59:08 -0400

Increasing revenue dominated much of Metro's first committee meetings of the fiscal year, while board members discussed internal reforms that could pave the way to dedicated taxpayer funding.

Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans told reporters that most members oppose any proposal to raise fares after a series of meetings Thursday.


Sean Urbanski faces murder charges for fatal campus stabbing
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:47:07 -0400

A Prince George's County grand jury handed up a murder indictment against a white University of Maryland student accused of the on-campus stabbing of a black Bowie State University student in May, the county's top prosecutor said Thursday.

The FBI is working with county investigators to determine if a hate ...

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